If you are considering a polar adventure, now is the time to start planning for a voyage of a lifetime. Quark Expeditions just announced its epic Antarctic 20.21 season. The leading provider of polar expeditions is celebrating its milestone 30th year with seven distinct itineraries and 29 total departures. Get ready to explore the vast wonderland of the Antarctic Peninsula and remote sub-Antarctic Islands of the Falklands and South Georgia with unparalleled access to some of the most remote places on earth.
Unlike traditional cruise ships, Quark operates small expedition ships carrying less than 200 passengers for a truly personalized experience. The first phase of the Quark Expeditions 20.21 Antarctic season debuts with the second sailing season of the World Explorer. The fastest ship in the fleet features all-suite, all balcony accommodations, which offers breathtaking ocean views and plenty of personal space. Phase 2 of the 20.21 Antarctic season introduces the inaugural season of Quark Expeditions’ highly anticipated new purpose-built expedition vessel, along with the public unveiling of the ship’s name.
Whether you are looking sail to the far corners of the earth or an immersive journey to the 7th continent, Quark Expeditions Antarctic 20.21 season has been designed to deliver a variety of customized experiences. These trips will be led by the most knowledgeable expedition teams in the industry. Ed Bonner, VP Production of Quark Expeditions says, “For thirty years—longer than anyone in the industry—we have been focused exclusively on delivering the magic of the Polar Regions to passengers from across the globe. Our new Antarctic season highlights that ongoing commitment, while also marking new frontiers in polar exploration with the addition of two new vessels to our fleet.”
The seven itineraries include:
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent. This trip is ideal for first-time visitors to the region as you’ll sail across the famed Drake Passage.
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake. This trip includes all the highlights of the region: a journey into the Antarctic Peninsula and a flight across the Drake Passage. The trip is spread comfortably across eight days.
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition. This is an exploration deep into the Antarctic Peninsula and a sailing journey across the Antarctic Circle.
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle. You’ll sail across the Drake Passage from Chile to Antarctica. It’s combined with an unforgettable sailing voyage down the Antarctic Peninsula and across the Antarctic Circle.
South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula: Penguin Safari. This is the fastest and best way to see South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula together – including the hundreds of thousands of king penguins who call the region home.
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings. Enjoy a 20-day expedition covering the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands, combining extraordinary wildlife with fascinating polar history.
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via the Falklands and South Georgia. At 23 days, this itinerary is most in-depth exploration of the seventh continent, including the remote Falklands Islands and the rare wildlife of South Georgia.